Meghan Markle
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex makes the keynote speech during the Opening Ceremony of the One Young World Summit 2022 at The Bridgewater Hall on Sept. 5 in Manchester, England. IBTimes/Chris Jackson/Getty Images


  • NBC announced that Meghan Markle will be appearing on "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon" on Dec. 7
  • Omid Scobie debunked the report on Twitter, suggesting the network had made an error
  • NBC later admitted the blunder and clarified that the report was inaccurate

NBC made a blunder when it announced that Meghan Markle would be appearing on "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon."

The confusion surrounding the Duchess of Sussex's alleged talk show visit began Monday after NBC published a story on its website stating that Prince Harry's wife will appear on "The Tonight Show" on Dec. 7, Daily Mail reported.

Omid Scobie, a royal correspondent and co-author of a bestselling biography on Prince Harry and Markle titled "Finding Freedom," immediately debunked the report.

"Looks like someone at NBC didn't get the memo! Despite an announcement via their various PR channels, Meghan isn't scheduled to appear on 'The Tonight Show,'" Scobie tweeted.

Shortly after, the broadcaster admitted that it made a mistake after causing confusion and deleting the piece from its website.

"Earlier today, it was inaccurately reported that Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex would be appearing on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' on December 7," an NBC representative said in a statement to the Daily Mail.

The since-deleted NBC article initially claimed that Markle would discuss her recent projects, as well as the Sussexes' upcoming Netflix docuseries, which comes out next month. The doc and Prince Harry's upcoming memoir "Spare" have already sparked furious controversy, even before their release.

Markle and Prince Harry's representatives have not publicly addressed the error.

The duchess previously canceled an appearance on "The Tonight Show" following Queen Elizabeth II's death on Sept. 8. She had been scheduled to sit down with Fallon on Sept. 20, the same day that she and Prince Harry were due to attend the UN General Assembly in Manhattan.

However, the former actress canceled both appearances, which were set for the day after the Queen's funeral.

Meanwhile, Prince Harry and Markle are gearing up for the release of their docuseries, which has reportedly been in the works for a year and has already garnered massive attention.

The couple allegedly had a falling-out with the original director of their docuseries, Oscar nominee Garrett Bradley, over the vision of the project, resulting in her departure, Page Six reported.

Bradley, who directed the critically acclaimed Netflix series "Naomi Osaka" about the young tennis sensation, and the Sussexes could not agree on the tone of the docuseries, unnamed insiders told the outlet.

"Garrett wanted Harry and Meghan to film at home and they were not comfortable doing that," one industry source told Page Six. "There were a few sticky moments between them, and Garrett left the project. Harry and Meghan's own production company captured as much footage as they could before Liz Garbus was hired."

However, Prince Harry and Markle allegedly also clashed with Garbus and Netflix bosses over the content of their series, something the duchess seemingly addressed in her recent interview with Variety.

"It's nice to be able to trust someone with our story — a seasoned director whose work I've long admired — even if it means it may not be the way we would have told it," Markle said. "But that's not why we're telling it. We're trusting our story to someone else, and that means it will go through their lens."

Prince Harry and Markle's Netflix docuseries is expected to drop at some point in December.

Meghan Markle
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex is seen during The State Funeral Of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on September 19, 2022 in London, England. Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor was born in Bruton Street, Mayfair, London on 21 April 1926. She married Prince Philip in 1947 and ascended the throne of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth on 6 February 1952 after the death of her Father, King George VI. Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8, 2022, and is succeeded by her eldest son, King Charles III. Chris Jackson/Getty Images/IBTimes